Severe Torture

Brutal Death Metal - Netherlands

Severe Torture Band

For over 25 years, Severe Torture has embodied the ethos of Brutal. Death. Metal. A genre-defining titan, they’ve held a commanding presence in the metal universe since 1997, blending intense performances with a relentless commitment to their visceral, raw sound.

Born from the bowels of the Dutch underground, the band emerged onto the world stage with their debut album Feasting On Blood, hailed as an epic watershed in the nascent wave of brutal death metal in 2001. Their hard-hitting, merciless sound has since rippled across North and South America, Europe, and Mexico; their trail marked by five ground-breaking releases over the past quarter-century.

Remaining relevant in the ever-evolving realm of metal is no small feat, a task Severe Torture met by continuously levelling up. In pursuit of rejuvenation and to capture the aggression and energy befitting of a new era, they amicably parted ways with original drummer Seth in 2018, bringing Damiën Kerpentier into the fold. The move signified a new chapter for the seasoned ensemble, marking a seismic shift that breathed fresh air into their creative process, leading to some of their darkest, most profound work yet.

This invigorated spirit came to life in 2022 with the release of the EP Fisting The Sockets – the band’s first release in an astounding 12 years. The record served as a triumphant herald for their resurgence, re-signing with Season of Mist and rekindling the flame of their brutal origins amidst a pandemic-stricken world.

Now, in 2024, Severe Torture is set to escalate to new heights of sonic savagery with their sixth full-length album, Torn from the Jaws of Death. Recorded at the infamous Torture Compound Studios, the album stands as a testament to the raw energy, blood, sweat, and relentless brutality that the band represents.

From the aggressive whirlwind of riffs in The Death of Everything, to the haunting black metal nuances of the title track Torn from the Jaws of Death, the album is a death metal cogitation on murder, torture, and the madness of organized religions. Crafted with an unwavering commitment to the genre, Torn from the Jaws of Death is a grim reflection of the world, drenched in the band’s signature brutal death metal sound.

As the anticipation mounts for the release of Torn from the Jaws of Death, you can be sure Severe Torture remains alive and thriving in the heart of brutal death metal, pushing boundaries, and refusing to bow to conventions. A quarter-century in, these stalwarts of the scene are just getting started. Stay tuned to witness their relentless progression as they continue their incessant march through the annals of metal history.


  • Dennis Scheurs : Vocals
  • Damiën Kerpentier : Drums
  • Thijs van Laarhoven : Guitars Left
  • Marvin Vriesde : Guitars Right & Leads
  • Patrick Boleij : Bass
Posted on May 7, 2024

Navigate through the carnage, seasoned seekers of the unrelenting extremities, as Season of Mist heralds the monstrous return of death metal behemoths SEVERE TORTURE with their latest aural onslaught, The Pinnacle of Suffering. Serving as the harbinger of their much-anticipated album, Torn from the Jaws of Death, this new single encapsulates the relentless spirit and vicious might of a band unyielding in their quest to sculpt soundtracks for the macabre.

Posted on June 7, 2022

The time has arrived! After 12 years, Death Metal machine SEVERE TORTURE stream their full EP ‘Fisting the Sockets’ in advance of the release date! The EP will be released on the 10th of June 2022 via Season of Mist, but is premiering today at 16:00 CEST / 10 AM ET via Death Metal Promotions HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.

Posted on April 20, 2022

The time has arrived! After 12 years, Death Metal machine SEVERE TORTURE, release their first album title track ‘Fisting the Sockets’ and reveal their EP cover artwork. The entire EP will be released on the 10th of June 2022 via Season of Mist. Make sure to check out the track HERE and get a glimpse of the track-list and cover artwork down below.

Posted on April 6, 2022

Death Metal machine SEVERE TORTURE comes crushing down on this godforsaken planet to slaughter everything that stands in its way! And they come bearing great news!

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